Your guide to the finest dive bars in Stockholm

Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to go out, have a good time, grab a few beers and not spend the majority of your budget on one evening out on the town. Stockholm has some great dive bars with all right food, cheap beer and good locations. The lighting can sometimes be a bit bad but hey, you can’t get everything, right? 😉

Dovas

Draft beer: 28 SEK
Food: Plank steak, pasta, beef with loads of fries and béarnaise sauce, everything cheaper than 100 SEK.
Setting: An Irish pub with sealing fans and Jack Vegas Machines. You sit in booths with laminate seat coating so don’t sit for to long. You might get stuck.

Address: S:t Eriksgatan 53 A
Phone: +46 (0)8 650 80 49

Bar 08

Draft beer: 29 SEK
Food: Plank steak, 129 SEK (including a beer), Fillet of beef Black and White, 119 SEK (including a beer), Nachos, 69 SEK.
Setting: With zebra striped walls, booths with white laminate covers, and reggae music playing this is the place for a good time. The bartenders are great and go out of their way to make sure the customers are happy and get what they want, even if it’s not on the menu.

Address: Fridhemsgatan 18
Phone: +46 (0)8 653 19 53

Lion Bar

Draft beer: 23 SEK – the cheapest one so far!
Food: A mix of burgers, plank steak and pastas, all priced below 100 SEK.
Setting: This used to be a tapas restaurant, not a very good one, and Lion Bar has inherited the interior so you get kind of a Spanish vibe when you enter. Having a unisex bathroom is not that great when you get a couple of hours into the night, but on the positive side they have fabric on the chairs, not plastic, so you won’t get stuck no matter who long you sit.

Address: Långholmsgatan 40

Pub Anchor

Draft beer: 34 SEK
Food: A burger for 115 SEK and a plank steak for 135 SEK. A snacks menu is also available if you if you just want something to munch on.
Setting: This is a dark rock bar with a live stage where bands play hard rock and metal all night. If you feel like taking the stage yourself, or just want to show off your music skills they have both rock karaoke and music quiz. The bar is open every day from 3 PM to 3 AM so you can basically come here any time you want to.

Address: Sveavägen 90
Phone: +46 (0)8 15 20 00

Fridhem

Draft beer: 25 SEK
Food: Cheep, classic bar menu with plank steak and burgers.
Setting: A crowded bar with cheap beer and tasty liquorice shots. Dark booths and plastic covered seats, in other words a standard cheap bar interior. Two things to be aware of: The nachos with guacamole and the bathroom. Something must have crawled up and died in there.

Address: Fridhemsgatan 34
Phone: +46 (0)8 652 24 02

We wish you a great night out on the town in Stockholm!

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